Three Branches of Government

In our Three Branches of Government lesson plan, students learn about the three different branches of government in the United States. They learn related vocabulary, how the branches were conceived and implemented, and how they function today.

Our Three Branches of Government lesson plan introduces students to the branches of government. During this lesson, students are asked to complete an activity in which they are assigned roles and must elect others to positions while providing sound justification for their decisions. Students are also asked to tell which branch given statements is a part of, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson material.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify the three branches of the U.S. government and list some of the responsibilities of each.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.10

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subject

Social Studies

grade-level

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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    09/27/2020
    Jordon K.
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    Great lesson Plan

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    01/17/2019
    Brejean B.
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    Three branches of government

    This is excellent material to use with kids that keeps them engaged and wanting to learn more. My students enjoyed learning about the three branches of government.

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    Floyd S.
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